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Asexual Marriage: How it Works

April 7, 20169 min
How does asexual marriage work?"Sex is natural, sex is good, not everybody does it but everybody should." George Michael's lyric reflected social attitudes in the 80s, and it still rings true for many people today. But, what if you just aren't that into sex? What does that mean for you?Asexuality is part of the sexual spectrum. Asexual people don't experience sexual attraction. They still have the same emotional needs as others and are capable of forming intimate relationships. They just aren't interested in the sexual part.An asexual marriage resembles a conventional marriage in many ways: fondness, compassion, partnership, support, legal rights, and comfort. Some asexual partners decide to have children, enduring sexual relations for the sole purpose of creating progeny. Dr. Beth Hoffman, Associate Professor of Public Health at Cal State University Los Angeles, discusses asexuality and how asexual marriages work.

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